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June 28, 2002: Phil Pratt
Producer Phil Pratt, one of those early producers that can escape your attention if you aren't aware of what you're listening to when you're hearing some of the early tunes from your favorite artists. I first came across his work via a crackly single on the Sunshot label featuring Big Youth's DJ version to Ken Boothe's Artibella, which he remade for Phil Pratt after doing it first at Studio One with Stranger Cole.
Needless to say, that's the first track I got into on the show. Throughout the rest of the show a lot of big vocalists make appearances with early work in their careers. John Holt make appearances with tracks like "Strange Things" (and the ensuing riddim run), and "My Heart Is Gone." Dennis Brown contributes "Let Love In" and an early version of "What About the Half?" Horace Andy brings you "Riding For A Fall" and "Get Wise." There's also some early tunes from artists like The Heptones, Al Campbell, Pat Kelly, Roman Stewart and DJs like Big Youth, Dennis Alcapone, I Roy and U Roy.